About the Artwork

Painting for American Magazine story illustration, June 1941. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection.

In this short story by D. D. Beauchamp for the June 1941 issue of American Magazine, a gold-digging girl friend of a young boxer encourages him to fight a match against a seasoned fighter for the promise of big winnings. When he loses the fight, her true colors are revealed as she yells out her rejection of him. Living in Vermont, a long distance from urban environments that Rockwell continued to use in many of his illustrations, Rockwell often traveled to find the right settings. In this case he went to a boxing club at Columbus Circle in New York and studied the smoke-filled atmosphere and the types of people who frequented the club.

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